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of defeat. we are in kabul, afghanistan, good morning to you, atia. is secretary pa at the time in panetta sounding very upbeat here? >> reporter: it sound that way. he did speak to reporters saying al qaeda was -- the strategic defeat of al qaeda was within reach. he talked about finding the treasure-trove of information in the compound. that bin laden was hiding out there. including 10 to 20 names of key leaders of al qaeda, whether they be in yemen, somalia, pakistan or north and central africa. but on this trip in afghanistan panetta is expected to meet with his counterpart, the defense ministry in afghanistan, and he is also expected to have a press conference with the afghan president, hamid karzai. aside from that, the most important part of the visit is talking to the u.s. commanders on the ground here in afghanistan, talking to the u.s. servicemen and women as well who are fighting the fight within the country. right now the strategic time within the war and afghanistan, the president announced the withdrawal plan by the end of this year. 10,000 americans are supposed to leave the
, is in afghanistan. pinetta flew into the capital, kabul, and he told reporters on the plane there that al qaeda is on the verge of defeat. the u.s. captured important information about the terrorist group from osama bin laden's compound in may. now is the moment to go after cloudy. we'll have a live report from afghanistan coming up in our next half hour for you. >>> casey anthony making a surprising move just eight days before her release from a florida jail. the 25-year-old was acquitted of murder charges earlier this week. she was convicted of lying to police in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, caylee, back in 2008. let's go live to orlando, nbc's lila luciana. what happened in jail? >> good morning, alex. well, we've heard reports that casey anthony has declined a request for a visit by her mother, cindy anthony. she has not spoken to her family since 2008 while caylee was still missing following her attorney's consents, and she said she did not want to see her mother. cindy anthony had also requested so see her before the trial, but she declined. we don't know where she'll go once she
at at&t park. >>> a bay area soldier was killed while serving in afghanistan. sergeant a sergeant of san jose died tuesday when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two chin. he received numerous medals. he was 36 years old. >> a funeral will take place in southern california for former first lady betty ford. she died five and a half years after the death of her husband. many admired her including her support of abortion rights. she suffered with arthritis and along with adistinctions to prescription drugs and alcohol. betty ford was 93 years old. she will be buried beside president ford in michigan. >>> a fresh round of dismal unemployment numbers. country's unemployment rate rose to 9.2% and added only 18,000 jobs. that is the fewest in nine months. president obama addressed the disappointing report from the white house. he says the global downturn and refusal to raise the debt ceiling are part to blame. >> problems in greece and europe over uncertainty whether the debt limited here in the united states will be raised have also made businesses hes
learning that he was killed during insurgent attack in afghanistan. nbc bay area's tracy grant is live with more on the soldier. >> reporter: well, jessica, nicanor amper graduated from this high school in 1994. it wasn't long afterer that tha he began his military career. he started as a marine rifleman in october 1995. and then transferred to the army ten years later. the 36-year-old army sergeant was assigned to ft. knox when he got deployed to combat. he was working as a cavalry scout with his troop in the district near kost, afghanistan, when a group of insurgents attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade. he died on tuesday, july 5th. a memorial service is scheduled for him at ft. knox in kentucky on tuesday. and his family is planning to travel from the bay area to attend it. now we spoke to his father nicanor amper iii. he said his family is far too emotionally devastated to really talk about this tragic loss. he did say though that they are planning to have a funeral service for him when they return from ft. knox. they're not sure when it will be. they haven't had a ch
died in afghanista afghanistan. sergeant was killed by a rocket propelled grenade on tuesday. his father told us that he died defending his men. he was married with two young sons. amber was career soldier. he joined the military when just 20. sergeant amber was 36 years ol old. he leaves behind a wife and 2 young i sons. >> meanwhile pentagon announced today it will immediately start accepting applications from openly gay recruit and will stop enforcing the don't ask don't tell policy. today moratorium follow as ruling wednesday by the 9th circuit court of appeals in san francisco ordering the defense department to stop enforcing that law. court said that prohibiting openly gay troops is unconstitutional because it treats gay americans differently. >> and new state law says electronic cyberbullying will not be tolerated. cyberbullying prevention bill allows school officials to suspend students who post abusive message on social networking site. prior to this state anti-bullying law didn't expressly include those kinds of messages. bill author san jose assembly woman campo
soldier has been killed in afghanistan. a sergeant of san jose died tuesday when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he received numerous medals during his career. >> betty ford was remembered as woman that spoke her mind. many americans admired betty ford for her candor in the white house including support of abortion rights and equal rights amendment in a republican white house. she suffered from breast cancer and arthritis along with addictions. she is also being remembered by thousands of recovering addicts that credit betty ford center with saving their lives. >>> space shuttle atlantis has begun preparations to dock with the international space station after blasting off yesterday for the final space shuttle mission. >> two, one, zero and liftoff. >> a million people watched in person as they lifted off in kennedy space center. it will bring a year's worth of supplies including food to the international space station tomorrow. current and former employees at ames research center celebrated the moment. >>> so within 24 hours we brought a sample of the tile here fr
. in san francisco, abc7 news. >>> a bay area soldier has been killed in afghanistan. the sergeant of san jose died tuesday in nost when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two children from a previous marriage. he received numb russ medals during his career. he was 36 years of age. >>> former first lady betty ford is being remembered as a woman who spoke her mind no matter how unpopular some of her comments were. she died yesterday after the death of her husband, gerald ford. many admire her for her candor in the white house, including her support for abortion white -- rights and equal rights amends in a republican white house. she suffered from breast cancer and arthritis, along with addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. she's also remembered by thousands of recovering addicts who credit the betty ford center for saving their lives. betty ford was 93. she will be buried beside gerald ford in michigan. >>> the shuttle atlantis will dock with the international spaces
been killed in afghanistan. the sergeant of san jose died tuesday in nost when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two children from a previous marriage. he was 36 years of age. >>> former first lady betty ford spoke her mind no matter how unpopular some of her comments were. she died yesterday after the death of her husband, gerald ford. many admire her for her candor in the white house, including her support for abortion white in a republican white house. she suffered from breast cancer and arthritis, along with addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. she's also remembered by thousands of recovering addicts who credit the betty ford center for saving their lives. she was 93. she will be buried beside gerald ford in michigan. >>> the shuttle atlantis will dock with the international spacestation one last time after blasting off yesterday for the final space mission. >> two, one, zero, and liftoff! the final liftoff of atlantis! >> an estimated 1 million people watched as it lifted off from the kennedy space center. it will bring a ye
phillipson just found out his son james who died in afghanistan in 2006 may have had his cell phone tapped into by the news of the world and also his e-mail. >> they hacked into a dead soldier. it is despicable. what else can you say? what on earth do they think they were going to find? >> reporter: in word of the prime minister, people trust the police to wrote tect them, politicians to represent them and the press to inform them. and, he says, the british public has been failed by all three. alex, just to explain why some people are so upset by this is alleged, for example, a missing 13-year-old girl had her mobile phone hacked into, voice mails left by her parents listened to by a private detective and even some voice mails deleted to make space so more voice mails could be left. that's why this scandal is threatening to change the nature of the tabloid press in this country. >> well, that action is obscene. it looks like they will pay for that one. thank you, keir simmons. >>> from a runaway boat to a runaway horse, here are stories you missed from the week. a scene from "the mummy." o
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